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Post date: May 17, 2016
Succession planning has evolved over the years from an approach focused almost exclusively on having a replacement ready for the CEO to a comprehensive plan for assessing and managing talent moves across multiple levels—focusing on management positions and critical jobs. In some cases, the focus...
Post date: May 16, 2019
We are all familiar with the concept of organizations that learn and act on what they learn are more successful. But many businesses have failed to capitalize on their learning investment. It is little wonder then that many senior leaders see learning as a cost center and not as a driver of their...
Post date: May 10, 2016
A business-focused approach to employee surveys is grounded in best practices from opinion survey research and has been field-tested in organizations large and small. Below we will outline the key steps in this process, and share a case study example to better illustrate the process and reveal the...
Post date: May 14, 2019
A few years ago, I observed a Fortune 100 company design and implement their new HR business partner program (I’ll call the organization Company X). After promoting generalists and hiring some external candidates to fill the HRBP positions, Company X’s training department scheduled quarterly...
Post date: September 12, 2016
Regular readers of our columns will be familiar by now with the concept of Vitality, or the balance of maintaining your day-to-day Current Performance with Future Potential exploration. Maintaining this balance is tricky, and requires different types of talent for these separate pursuits. In our...
Post date: January 24, 2019
In enterprises across the globe, the HR function is transforming: coming out from behind the scenes to play a leading role as the strategic business partner. This is more apparent than ever in HR’s role in helping organizations reskill their workforce and finding the talent required for the digital...
Post date: May 12, 2016
For decades, economists have understood that the market valuation of a company is quite different from its official book value. Baruch Lev (2001) observed that for every $6 in market value only $1 is recorded on a formal balance sheet. More recently, McGuire and Brenner (2015) made the similar...
Post date: July 19, 2016
The world’s innovators are calling for reinvention and transformation of HR departments. Given that the majority of hiring responsibilities fall within HR, and it is—in most cases—the point of entry into a company, reinventing HR must start with transforming the way leaders think about and act when...
Post date: September 21, 2016
If you ask a human resources professional why they got into HR, most of them will tell you that they enjoy working with people and engaging with business operations, not how much they enjoy replying to emails and updating spreadsheets. However, as we spin cycles in an attempt to simply keep up with...
Post date: May 23, 2019
Strategy and organization design demand strategic thinking skills, which enable differentiation. Among the many elements of strategic thinking—such as the ability to see the big picture, idea generation, trend interpretation, or data and analytics—there is one critical factor that sometimes gets...